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Gates Corporation Supports Top Contenders in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series Finals

The Dragstersā€™ 7,000-Horsepower Engines Are Powered by Gates Poly ChainĀ® Belts

Denver, CO, November 12, 2010 --( Gates Corporation, a leading manufacturer of industrial and automotive products, will supply high-performance synchronous belts to drivers and crews competing in the National Hot Rod Association’s Full Throttle Drag Racing Series world championship finals, held November 11-14 in Pomona, CA.

Powering Tony Schumacher’s and other top contenders’ 7,000-horsepower engines are Gates Poly Chain® GT® belts. Schumacher, who will vie for his seventh straight Top Fuel Championship title in the U.S. Army dragster, said that Gates belts have never failed him. “It’s one piece of equipment I can always count on,” he stated. “Nothing else compares.”

Often used in industrial applications as an alternative to conventional chain, the Poly Chain® belts are clean, lightweight, long lasting and virtually maintenance free. Their carbon fiber tensile cord construction offers power transmission drives high horsepower carrying capacity and compactness.

The belts, which generate power and spin the dragsters’ blowers, have proven their strength on the track for many years. They endure relentless oscillations as the engine’s cylinders fire and withstand extreme loads when motors or crank shafts aren’t running smoothly.

For videos and information about Gates engineering for the NHRA, visit and learn more about Gates Poly Chain® GT® Carbon™ belts at

About Gates Corporation
Gates Corporation ( is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of industrial and automotive products, systems and components with operations in 29 countries. Gates maintains sales and marketing operations in every major industrial and automotive market, including North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East. Gates is part of the Industrial & Automotive group of Tomkins plc, which is owned by a consortium comprising Onex and the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board. Tomkins enjoys strong market positions and technical leadership across all of its business activities and owns some of the best-known brands in their respective markets.

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